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QWERTY Boys in Devon ... AGAIN

Devon is not only one of the prettiest part of England, they also have some of the best independent breweries of the country (and prettiest brewers of course!). We went down to Devon to try new beers and restock our inventory for an updated Best of Devon box. As always, we took your feedback on board and tried to adjust the box based on your preferences. The result - 7 new delicious beers that will certainly hit your taste. We were delighted to find out that our partners' efforts have been acknowledged and won them several prices in the last couple of months. The updated Best of Devon box will go live very soon so watch this space. Until then,...

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Steel Brew Co: November Interview with Founder Nick Palfrey

Quick Fire Questions: Name: Nick Palfrey The brewery I work in and my role: Founder at Steel Brew In the past I’ve worked as a: My background is Management Consulting specifying on Virtual Reality Technology and Military Training – not a brewer. My favourite type of beer on a Tuesday evening: Probably some light session beers in the early part of the week and it gets stronger and stronger later in the week. In my free time I like to: I spend a lot of time with my dog and wife. We bought a new house in the outskirts of Plymouth and there’s nice walks around there. It’s nice to ‘decompress’ out in the open. My favourite bit about working...

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Canning Machine Crazy - Perks of getting your own Canning Line

From our travels between breweries across the South West, Niki and I have been able to build relationships with several breweries and join them on their journey. Over the last two months, something we have taken note of is the number of independent breweries biting the bullet and purchasing their own canning line. This is no small investment, with a decent canning line costing anywhere between £20-£90k depending on the size and level of sophistication!As big craft beer fans, this in itself is very reassuring and shows that in the current crunch time climate we’re in at the moment, some breweries are deciding to double down and bring canning inhouse. This solution isn’t suitable for all breweries, but for those...

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UK Craft Beer Brewers focusing more and more on small pack beer sales

Let’s be honest, its hard to beat a freshly poured pint in a pub with your pals. We all know this year has been beyond ordinary and for the majority of the year beer lovers haven't been able to visit their favourite pubs and still can't or are hesitant to.  With pubs and taprooms closing most of the breweries we work with lost the majority of their business when cask and keg sales dropped to 0. Undoubtedly craft beer breweries had to adapt during lockdown and the few lucky breweries with in-house canning or bottling machines could shift towards small-pack (bottles and cans) fairly easily. Some breweries also continued to supply their loyal local customers with mini-kegs and takeaway pints during lockdown. Which type of packaging is most common?...

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